NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2017. 

Topics: Theatre, Museums, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians

An opera exploring the story of Archibald Baxter and thirteen other conscientious objectors who were forcibly sent to the Western Front. Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, 22–29 July 2017.

Topics: Opera, Concientious objectors, Performing Arts Audience: general audiences, otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Mayfair Theatre

A concert of music and readings in commemoration of the battles of the Western Front during the First World War. St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, 17 June 2017.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performance Audience: general audiences Located in: Hastings

Two special trans-Tasman concerts commemorating the First World War are being performed in Masterton just before Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Variety Concerts Audience: general audience Located in: Masterton

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly, in Auckland and Napier in September and October 2017.

Topics: choral, Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Napier

Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Concert, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

Round up the troops for a day full of family entertainment at Founders Anzac Fair. Held at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park, on 23 April 2017.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Families, Anzac Day 2017 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

A concert featuring choral and musical performances commemorating the First World War at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland on 22 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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NZSO concerts in Auckland and Wellington in May 2017, featuring Gareth Farr's requiem concerto Chemin des Dames, which pays tribute to the soldiers who fell in the First World War.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, Creative Projects, Creative NZ Co-commissioning Fund Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland, New Zealand, France, Wellington

A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.

Topics: Theatre, Performances, Events, Gallipoli Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.

Topics: Performances, Plays, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Rākau Theatre

The City Choir Dunedin and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra come together to perform Karl Jenkins' chorla work The Armed Man at the Dunedin Town Hall on 1 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Performances, Music, peace Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Screenings of the Gallipoli animated film "25 April" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 19-29 April 2017.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2017, Events Audience: General, Students, children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Screenings of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 22 to 27 April 2017.

Topics: Film, Anzac Day 2017, Events Audience: General, Students, historians, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

To commemorate 100 years of censorship in New Zealand Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington is showing films that were banned in New Zealand on their initial release throughout November 2016.

Topics: Film, Censorship, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

As part of the service at St Matthew's Anglican Church on 13 November 2016, Wairarapa Singers will be performing excerpts from "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins.

Topics: Armistice, choral, peace Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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The Aorangi Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a unique First World War commemoration concert relating to the Battle of Romani and war in general at the Auckland Town Hall, 20 November 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Sinai Campaign, Concert Audience: classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The RNZN Band presents their third Remembrance Day concert paying tribute to New Zealand’s past and present. At Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on 11 November 2016.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Armistice Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A range of events in October 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Featherston's Anzac Hall, built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to entertain soldiers training nearby. 

Topics: Variety Concerts, Family Entertainment, Concert, preservation, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

The New Zealand premier of John Rae’s ‘Dulce' at the Auckland Jazz Festival.

Topics: Music, Jazz Audience: Music lovers, General
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The British High Commission with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present a screening of the film The Battle of the Somme at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 24 September 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A concert by the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. At Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland on 25 September 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, bands, Events, Music, Somme Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A screening of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington on 10-12 August 2016.

Topics: Film, Events Audience: General, Film lovers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A First World War-era dance extravaganza held at Wanganui Intermediate, Whanganui. 25 June 2016.

Topics: Music, dance Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui

Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibtions, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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"Gallipoli: End of the Road / Canakkale – Yolun Sonu" (2013) is screening as part of the Turkish Film Festival, at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Film, Turkey, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Join Belgian composer Jef Neve for In Flanders Fields, a concert exploring the Belgian experience of the war, and New Zealand's relationship with it, at Auckland Museum on 2 April 2016.

Topics: Music, Belgium, Events Audience: General, Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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In three concerts at Featherston's Anzac Hall between 27 March and 24 April 2016, you will hear original First World War songs, as featured in the Farewell Zealandia exhibition.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
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The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season finishes with a programme featuring works that reflect the times of the First World War. Held in the Dunedin Town Hall on 1 October 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Events Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Waikato Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Film, Events, Gallipoli, Family History, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Cantando Choir returns to the peaceful setting of Hamilton Gardens on Anzac Day 2016 for a presentation of reflective music and words.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Anzac Day 2016, Events, Music, choir Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues to commemorate the centenary of the First World War with two special concerts of remembrance and thanksgiving in April 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Musical performance, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Wellington

A programme of commemorative events surround the unveiling of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company memorial dedication in Waihi's Gilmour Reserve on 22 January 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tunnellers, Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
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This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Shed 6, as part of the New Zealand Festival, 3-6 March 2016.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Opera, NZ Festival, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Arts appreciators, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

Part of the 2016 NZ Festival, this concert gives a voice to our First World War's “relicts” – the widows and sweethearts who waved their men goodbye and never saw them again.

Topics: Events, Concert, Music, Home front, NZ Festival Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Maidment Theatre, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, 10-12 March 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Gallipoli, Home front, Opera Audience: General, Arts appreciators, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Arts Festival

Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Topics: Events, Concert, Families, Women in wartime Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Nota Bene

Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass and The Plainsmen present a remembrance concert at Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 6 November 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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Taki Rua Productions presents the world premiere of All Our Sons, a ground-breaking First World War play by Witi Ihimaera, at Circa Theatre, Wellington, between 6-14 November 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Plays, Theatrical performances, Maori, Events Audience: General, theatre goers, Descendants, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Taki Rua Productions

The Christchurch City Choir and Addington Brass join to present a free commemoration concert of First World War songs and music at the Air Force Museum on 15 November 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Events, Commemorations Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

'Remember' is a concert the Navy Band perform on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2015, at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Concert, Music, Events, Armistice Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

St Margaret’s College students present a dramatised story of the nurses on the ill-fated ship, the Marquette. Held at the Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, from 22-23 October 2015.

Topics: Theatre, nurses Audience: General, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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An 80-strong choir with full orchestra performs Karl Jenkins' anti-war piece, The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace at Nelson College on 26 October 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Concert, choir, choral Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, Peace Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Civic Choir

Personal stories told by family about the soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.  

Topics: Hospital ships, nurses, Community contribution, Theatrical performances, Digital Audience: Teachers, historians, community, family historians, family Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Stark Theatre

An emotionally powerful play about the friendship between England’s great war poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. On at Auckland's PumpHouse Theatre from 25-30 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Theatrical performances, poetry Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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A play based on the prolific First World War fundraiser Helena Barnard, performed by St Mary's Diocesan School students. At The Castle, Stratford, from 11-13 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Local history, Fundraising, Performing Arts, Women in wartime Audience: General, Students, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Stratford

Classical guitarist Bruce Paine will present a concert at Alberton, Auckland, titled "Duty and Delight" and inspired by Gallipoli war texts, on 21 November 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Events, Musical performances, Gallipoli Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Performing Arts, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Local residents, Families, Arts appreciators, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Audiences will experience the absurdity and adversity of the attack on Chunuk Bair in this classic play, being performed at Shambles Theatre in Rotorua from 29 July to 8 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Chunuk Bair, Plays Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
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Soprano Madeleine Pierard joins The Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul in Wellington to present a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair on August 8 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Chunuk Bair, Events, choir, Music Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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A performance of Maurice Shadbolt's classic play, paying tribute to the young men of Wellington Battalion who saw action on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. In Carterton from 8-15 August 2015.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Events, Theatre, Theatrical performances, Plays Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton

The Veterans Film Festival will present short films about serving and ex-serving military personnel and the impact war has on society at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Veterans, films, Commemoration, Personal stories, film schools Audience: Individuals / Families, commuity groups, clubs, Schools
Organised by: Screen My Shorts Inc

Tupe Lualua’s latest dance piece is a response to the devastating Spanish Influenza Pandemic that affected Samoa at the end of the First World War.  In Mangere from 27-30 July 2015.

Topics: dance, Influenza, Samoa, Performing Arts Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Manukau
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This year's New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka – at Te Papa on 3-5 July 2015 – has a special focus to commemorate the centenary of the landing of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli.

Topics: Events, Maori, dance, Songs, Kapa haka Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors, iwi, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Handel Quire present an evening of sublime music and readings (poems, letters etc) to commemorate the centenary of the Great War at St Andrew's Church in Pukekohe on 5 July 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Songs, Events, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe
Organised by: Handel Consort and Quire

World premier of new jazz piece written by John Rae and featuring Scottish pianist Brian Kellock with New Zealand bassist Patrick Bleakley at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2015

Topics: Jazz, Music, Overseas Audience: Music lovers, General

A new theatre work developed by Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre looking at the development of the Anzac relationship. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, 23-31 October 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Youth, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Handel Quire present an evening of sublime music and readings to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. Held at Auckland's Pitt St Methodist Church on 4 July 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Events, Musical performances Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Handel Consort and Quire

Courtesy of the Australian High Commission comes a free screening of the film The Water Diviner, at Wellington's Te Papa on 7 June 2015 

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Topics: Film, Australia, Events Audience: Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Palmerston North Choral Society presents a programme commemorating Gallipoli, the First World War and the sorrow arising from conflict at St Peter's Anglican Church 20 June 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, choral, Performing Arts, Gallipoli Audience: General, classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

West Otago Theatrical presents "We Will Remember Them" at the West Otago Community Centre, Tapanui, from 2-5 July 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, theatre goers
Organised by: West Otago Theatrical

This is a short film on ceremonies in San Diego and Los Angeles. If you'd like to be involved send an email to info@fernleafmedia.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fernleafmedia.

Topics: video, Acting, Film, media, Voice Over Audience: military, Australians, New Zealanders, children, adults

Heroes is the bittersweet story of three old First World War comrades, cooped up in a country home for veterans. Performances held at Titirangi Theatre, Auckland, 2-13 June 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Plays, Events Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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Cantores Choir (OUSA) with orchestra and percussion presents a collection of songs, texts and sounds covering numerous aspects of war, at the Dunedin Railway Station, 24 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events, Musical performances Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Cantores Choir

Crows Feet Dance Collective brings 'The Armed Man', their unique and acclaimed First World War dance theatre work to Wellington on 16 and 17 May 2015.

Topics: dance, Events, Performing Arts Audience: General, Arts appreciators, secondary drama and dance students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

'The Frontline Gazette' is a unique theatrical performance by Birkenhead College students, taking place at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland, 23-24 May 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Remembering 100 years of Gallipoli, the Unity Singers will present favourites from the First and Second World Wars in the variety concert at Pahiatua's: Regent Theatre, 17 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Variety Concerts, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Pahiatua
Organised by: Unity Singers

Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch. 29 July - 8 August 2015.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Events, Theatrical performances, Theatre, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A unique theatre experience at Birkenhead College from 6-9 May 2015, where audiences will be moved between a variety of scenes that form the world of the war era.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Plays Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Birkenhead College

Peninsula Players offer a short one-act play followed by Showstoppers, with a selection of Music-Hall favourites as our tribute to the centenary of the First World War. 1-3 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, Concert, Songs, Plays Audience: Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Peninsular Players

Dancing to classic tunes, community choir singing wartime favourites and afternoon tea at Woodville's Holy Trinity Hall on 26 April 2015. Feel free to come dressed up in period costume.

Topics: Concert, Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Woodville
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Hawera Repertory Society will perform the first amateur production of ANZAC by John Broughton from 18-25 April, at the Hawera & District War Memorial Community Hall.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Plays, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Hawera
Organised by: Hawera Repertory Society

Nelson City Brass warmly invites you to celebrate and commemorate the spirit of Anzac through music at Theatre Royal Nelson on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Music, Classical Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Brass

Waiheke Theatres of Resistance and Cue Productions will premiere this full-length play as part of the events commemorating the First World War. At Artworks Community Theatre, 1-3 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatrical performances, Theatre, Concientious objectors Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and Cantando Choir present a moving programme on the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli. At Hamilton's Founders Theatre, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Concert, Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

The Michael King Writers' Centre has asked some leading locals and writers to read the words of New Zealanders who experienced war at first hand, at Devonport's Depot Artspace, 26 April 2015.

Topics: Literary, war literature, diaries, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

A concert to mark the centenary of Anzac. At Waipawa's Penny Lane Emporium, 24 April 2015.

Topics: Songs, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa
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A reading of works by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, W.H. Auden and contemporary poetry at University Of Auckland's MacLaurin Chapel, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Literary, war literature, Events, poetry, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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A war-themed burlesque show to show appreciation for all the men and women who have fought for our country, at Whangarei's Old Stone Butter Factory on 25 and 26 April 2015.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Performances, dance, Events Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
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Motueka District Museum will be transformed on 21 and 22 April in order to transport visitors on a theatrical journey half a world and 100 years away.

Topics: Theatre, reenactmnents, Events, Theatrical performances, Museums Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

Invercargill Repertory Society presents Maurice Shadbolt's First World War drama 'Once on Chunuk Bair' at the Civic Theatre between 22 and 25 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015, Chunuk Bair Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: Invercargill

The Australian youths on reciprical tour will be participating in Anzac events and performing several concerts in Auckland in April and May 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Papakura RSA

This concert of wartime favourites on 19 April 2015 is our tribute to the Gallipoli centenary and part of Coromandel's celebrations taking place during the week leading up to Anzac Day.

Topics: Covers, Tribute Bands, Music, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Coromandel
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The Auckland Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute concert featuring orchestral favourites, spoken word, wartime songs and commemorative music at the Aotea Centre, 19 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, bands, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A free concert performed by The Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery marking the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign. At Titirangi War Memorial Hall on 19 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, bands, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Based on personal accounts from the First World War era, this powerfully evocative play tells the stories of ordinary New Zealanders who enlist and travel overseas. In Blenheim, 18-24 April 2015.

Topics: Plays, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Music Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Remember 100 years after the Gallipoli Landings with a programme of readings, tributes and concerts at Masterton's St Matthew's Anglican Church on 22-23 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

This anti-war musical involves multimedia, music, clowning, dance and drama combine to produce a powerful statement about the First World War. At Hamilton's Playhouse Theatre from 3-6 June 2015.

Topics: Plays, Events, Theatre, Musicals Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: University of Waikato

Remembering two world wars through: music, poetry, diaries and a miraculous escape. Don't miss this free event at Taupō Public Library on 16 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, poetry, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Taupo

An Anzac Centenary tribute concert, featuring the West City Concert Band. Performing at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Music, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Songs Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: West City Concert Band

Crows Feet Dance Collective brings 'The Armed Man', the unique and acclaimed First World War dance theatre work to the Napier's Tabard Theatre on 9 May 2015.

Topics: dance, Events, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Napier

Wellington Citadel Band presents a concert to commemorate the centennial of the Gallipoli landings in the First World War, at Wellington's Salvation Army Citadel, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, bands, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Citadel Band

100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum honours and remembers New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Topics: Museums, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Torbay Theatre presents a musical revue, inspired by the two World Wars, at Torbay Community Hall, 18-26 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Theatrical performances, Events, Musicals Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Torbay Theatre

On 22 April 2015 Ukrainian concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky returns to Auckland's PumpHouse to play a special one-off commemorative concert in honour of the fallen.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The PumpHouse Theatre

Auckland's PumpHouse Theratre honours the troops who served at Gallipoli with a special one-night-only screening of the epic war film – All Quiet on the Western Front on 23 April 2015.

Topics: Film, Western Front, Germany, Events Audience: General, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The PumpHouse Theatre

The Dunedin RSA Choir will be presenting its Anzac revue at the Dunedin Town Hall on Anzac Day, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Songs, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, returned service veterans Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA Choir

Auckland City Brass invite the community to attend an Anzac Family Concert at St Lukes Church (Remuera) followed by supper on 17 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Events, Musical performances, ANZACs Audience: General, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland City Brass

To commemorate the battle and Anzac Day, Auckland's Academy Cinemas will have some special screenings of the 1981 classic film 'Gallipoli' on 25 and 26 April 2015.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, ANZAC, Events Audience: General, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Academy Cinemas

New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of Red Cross activity in New Zealand with a sing-a-long of First World War songs at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 2 May 2015.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Songs, Music, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Red Cross

A Capella Singers and instrumentalists will perform Karl Jenkins' moving work The Armed Man at Invercargill's First Presbyterian Church on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Songs Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill
Organised by: A Capella Singers

Porirua Little Theatre & Trust Porirua City Brass present a musical to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign at the PopUp Porirua Little Theatre, 22 April - 2 May 2015.

Topics: Theatrical performances, Performing Arts, Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

Letters From The Front is a musical revue that follows one family’s hopes, fears, love and loss during wartime. At Whanganui's Amdram Musical Theatre, 26-26 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Musicals, Theatrical performances, Performing Arts, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui
Organised by:

Thistle Hall in Wellington is working alongside a dedicated group of artists, performers, historians and activists to bring you the Remember the Peacemakers programme between 20 April - 3 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, resistance, Anzac Day 2015, peace Audience: General, Activists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Thistle Hall

An Anzac service at Wellington's Roseneath street memorial at 10 am on 25 April 2015, followed by a concert at Roseneath Longhall.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert, Commemorative events Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

The true cost of war, as felt by New Zealand women, will be explored by the Voice Arts Trust at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea on 28 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Choir, Vocal Music, Women in wartime Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Voice Arts Trust

Te Awamutu Light Operatic Society presents Lest We Forget, a musical tribute to the ANZACs, at The Woolshed, 16-26 April.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Performing Arts, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu

A play inspired by the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who went to fight for King and Country in the First World War. Playing at Mangere Arts Centre between 25 April - 2 May 2015.

Topics: Performing Arts, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Manukau
Organised by: Mangere Arts Centre

Local youth worked with residents at Waitakere Gardens Retirement Village to develop Capturing the Anzac Tales. At Auckland's Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre, 10-12 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, youth, Oral history, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waitakere

A choir of 100 voices will sing Karl Jenkin's piece, The Armed Man, at Papakura's Hawkins Theatre, between 2 and 4 May 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Performing Arts, Choir, Vocal Music Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Papakura

Marking the Gallipoli centenary, and celebrating the enduring spirit of ANZAC, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band presents a concert at the Auckland Town Hall on 30 March 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Performing Arts, Events, ANZAC Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Mana Little Theatre in Plimmerton. 15-25 April 2015

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Theatre, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Plimmerton
Organised by: Mana Little Theatre

Crows Feet Dance Collective brings 'The Armed Man', their unique and acclaimed First World War dance theatre work to the Carterton Events Centre on 25 April 2015.

Topics: dance, Performing Arts, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Carterton

Christchurch icons Woolston Brass and the Christchurch City Choir bring 'Gallipoli 100 - ANZAC Remembered 2015' to Charles Luney Auditorium on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Performing Arts, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Woolston Brass

The Auckland Film Society screens one of the boldest statements ever made against the futility of war, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', at Academy Cinemas on 28 April 2015.

Topics: Film, Western Front, Germany, Events Audience: General, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Film Society

The Unity Singers present a collection of favourites from the First and Second World War at Palmerston North's Regent on Broadway, Sunday 10 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by: Unity Singers

The St. Alban's Community choir will perform a program consisting of First World War-era songs in aid of the Knox Church restoration fund. Held in Christchurch on 22 March 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events, Fundraising Audience: General, choirs, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Grab a blanket and come down to Dowse Square, Lower Hutt, at 6.30pm on 26 April 2015 for an Anzac Films by Starlight special presented by Hutt City Council.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Film, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop and musicians, bring to towns around the country the stories and music of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War.

Topics: Performances, Archival research, social history, Events Audience: communities, Teachers, Students, historians, Families Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

A musical tribute to those who gave so much during the Great War. Performances at Newtown Cultural Community Centre, Wellington, from 15-18 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Visit the Nelson libraries between 20 April - 31 May 2015 for a range of First World War commemorative displays, talks & events.

Topics: Education, Events, displays, Public Talks & Tours, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Public Libraries

The Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA 2015 Anzac Day commemorations include a dawn parade with live music and entertainment throughout the evening.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Bringing to life, through words and music, the stories of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War. At Auckland Museum from 16-19 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Women in wartime, Events, Performing Arts, letters Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

The 2015 edition of Opera in the Pa will honour the brave men of the famous First World War Māori Pioneer Battalion. Held at Te Puia, in Rototua, on 21 March 2015.

Topics: Opera, Maori, Commemoration, Events Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

Enjoy a lively and entertaining evening evoking the famous Hard Up First World War fundraising dances of 1914 Nelson. Held at Fairfield House, 11 April 2015.

Topics: Socials, Singles, Balls, Events, dance, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Fairfield House

Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915, performed by The New Zealand Dance Company.

Topics: dance, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Teachers, Artists, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia, Dunedin, New Zealand, Australia, Tauranga, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

Inspired by a trooper's diary, this multi media production was put together by students and staff of Kapiti College. Performance at Paraparaumu's Southward Theatre, 22 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Students, Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Paraparaumu
Organised by: Kapiti College

The Auckland Youth Orchesta's first concert series of 2015, Midsummer Dreams, pays particular reference to Gallipoli. Three dates in Auckland and one in Whitianga, February-March 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Gallipoli, Music Audience: General, classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Whitianga
Organised by: Auckland Youth Orchestra

Thames Music and Drama presents a collection of songs, recordings, and sketches as a tribute to those who served. At the Tararu Cultural Centre, 13 - 17 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: Thames Music and Drama

Returning for a third season, the play 'Sister Anzac' about NZ nurses at Gallipoli will be performed in Auckland and Hamilton in August and September 2016.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Events, nurses Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by:

A tapestry of music and words reflecting the time of the Great War. Performed by the Bay of Islands Singers at Kerikeri's Turner Centre, Sunday 3 May.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Bay of Islands Singers

Dennis Marsh and Joy Adams present a show of great country music, war songs, nostalgia and loads of fun at Tuakau's LaValla Chapel Theatre between 21 and 28 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Tuakau
Organised by: Dennis March

Summon the Heroes is the theme of NZ National Youth Brass Band's 2015 Tour around the South Island in January 2015, marking the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Topics: Music, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: NZ National Brass Band

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

Soldier's Songs is Wellington Repertory Theatre's 2015 Anzac production, playing in three locations around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Performing Arts, Events, Musical performances, Plays, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: theatre goers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Rose Hudson

A concert of music, visual art, and readings in commemoration of the first Anzac Day. 23 April 2015 at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Hastings.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

A concert at Wellington's St Andrews on the Terrace on 12 Jan 2015 featuring works commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Classical Music, Music, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, Youth, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: NZ Youth Symphonic Winds

This screening is the Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland's small contribution to the commemorations of the First World War. At Auckland's Hollywood Cinema on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Film, Music, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

This concert at Auckland's Hollywood Cinema on 26 April 2015 features music from some of the darkest days in our history, including the First World War.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The Upper Hutt Brass Band, Upper Valley Singers, and Wainuiomata Choir commemorate the First World War at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre with The Armed Man on 16 and 26 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt
Organised by: Upper Hutt Brass Band

A play that transports audiences aged 8-14 back to the First World War. Playing in Wellington on 20 and 21 March 2015 as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.

Topics: Theatre, Education, Events, Performing Arts Audience: School students, Students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Capital E

Fortune Theatre in Dunedin hosts the world première of a play about Jack Braithwaite, a New Zealand soldier executed for mutiny in 1916. Runs from 28 March - 18 April 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Theatre, Performing Arts, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Fortune Theatre Trust

A weekly reading of First World War stories, letters and diaries with music from the era. ​Saturday afternoons at 12.30, on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and 1575AM.

Topics: Radio, diaries, letters, Music, broadcasting Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

The Court Jesters, Christchurch's hilarious improvised comedy company, recreate a front line First World War Christmas show at the Court Theatre, 4–20 December 2014.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: The Court Jesters

The Royal New Zealand Ballet – with the New Zealand Army Band – presents a First World War-themed ballet, 'Salute'. Touring New Zealand in May and June 2015.

Topics: Ballet, Events, Performing Arts, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General

St George's Choral presents Haydn's Mass in Time of War as part of Thames' First World War commemorations on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Music Audience: General, classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Thames

Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at the Auckland Town Hall on 23 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performances, Performing Arts, Events, Orchestral music Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 22 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performances, Performing Arts, Orchestral music, Events Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This concert by the RNZN Band pays tribute to New Zealand’s past and present. Performing at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday 11 November.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Holy Trinity Cathedral

Sisters in Arms is a rollercoaster through vitality and colour, tenderness and grief, drawn from the writers’ own great-grandmothers' experience. In Nelson, 18 - 19 October 2014.

Topics: Theatre, Music, Performing Arts, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Ake Ake Theatre Company

The Auckland Youth Symphonic Band perform music from the First World War at Auckland's Playhouse Theatre on Sunday 2 November.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Songs, Music, Musical performances Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Playhouse Theatre

The Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents Journey's End - a play about the First World War, at Auckland's Stables Theatre, 8 - 15 November.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Events Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Stables Theatre

The Aorangi singers join Ensemble Polymnia for a Bach concert which includes three First World War poems. 29 November in Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Topics: Classical Music, poetry, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Ensemble Polymnia

Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 -  22 November.

Topics: Musicals, Events, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Comedy Audience: Artists, Families, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Theatre Royal Nelson

V8 Vocal Ensemble present a programme at Waikanae Memorial Hall that includes music associated with the First World War on 12 October 2014.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, October 14, Events, Performing Arts Audience: Music lovers, General, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Waikanae
Organised by: V8 Vocal Ensemble

A programme of European films set against the events of the First World War.  Auckland War Memorial Museum. 8-12 October 2014. 

Topics: Film, Digital, Events Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A programme of four masterful European films set against the events of the First World War.  Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 1-4 October 2014. Free.

Topics: Film, Digital, Events Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A narrated concert by Leys Orchestra recalling the patriotic music of a century ago that roused brave men sent overseas and comforted those at home. Freemans Bay Community Hall, 28 September 2014

Topics: Classical Music, Departure of troops, Events Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Leys Orchestra

The Take Note Singers lead a First World War singalong around the piano at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt. Sunday 14 September 2014.

Topics: Events, Music Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt

Music and poetry inspired by the First World War. Premiere of a song cycle by Ross Harris and Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan. 28 August 2014, Old St Pauls, Wellington.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, August 14, Music Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A festival of music performances to commemorate the beginning of the First World War and the annexation German Samoa on 29th of August in 1914. Auckland Museum, 30-31 August 2014.

Topics: Music, August 14, Pacific, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Sāmoan bass-baritone James Ioelu, pianist Richard Liu and trumpet player Bill Stoneham perform song cycles from composer Janet Jennings. Auckland Museum, 31 August 2014.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Events Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert that presents three pieces permeated equally with the joy of life and the experience of battle. 30 October 2014, 8 pm.

Topics: Events, Classical Music, Music Audience: Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. Thursday 13 March 2014, 8 pm.

Topics: Events, Classical Music, Music Audience: Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Peninsula Players perform the stage adaptation of 'Blackadder Goes Forth'. Centrestage Theatre, Auckland, 10 October 2014.

Topics: Comedy, Theatre, Performing Arts, October 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Centrestage Theatre

A concert of jazz songs from the First World War and beyond. Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. 10-11 October 2014.

Topics: Events, October 14, Music Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

A commemorative concert by the Dunedin RSA Choir. Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, 3 August 2014.

Topics: Musical performances, Music, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

Music from the First World War and beyond with Christchurch Singer/songwriter June Burney & guest artists. Northcity Church, Christchurch City, 4 August 2014.

Topics: Musical performances, Music, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Northcity Church

Curator of Great War Stories, Chris Rapley, will give a floortalk on the 'Great War Stories' exhibition at Rotorua Museum on Sunday 20 July 2014 at 2pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

No Man’s Land brings together the descendants of opposing forces in the First World War and reunites them in friendship and musical solidarity. Touring in March 2016.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Music, Performing Arts, NZ Festival Audience: General, Music lovers, Arts appreciators

Production of the play 'Oh What a Lovely War', and creation of crosses for Timaru Boys' High School old boys who served during the First World War. 27-29 May 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Performing Arts, Theatre, Education Audience: Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: Timaru Boys High School

Jan Bolwell's solo play about her grandfather's experiences on the Western Front during the First World War.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Events Audience: General, Teachers, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Jan Bolwell

Memorial concert to commemorate the First World War, its impact on the Oamaru District and the Oamaru Garrison Band of the day. April 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: Oamaru Garrison Band

Immerse yourself in multiple stories of the First World War through talks, gallery tours, music and poems at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014, 10 am-4 pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

The Graduate Choir NZ and Dame Malvina Major presents a programme to commemorate the First World War at Auckland Museum on 4 August 2014, 7.30 pm. Tickets $15-$25. Bookings recommended.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

An original full-length play inspired by actual events during the First World War. Written by Sheri O'Neill and produced by Northland theatre group Platform Thirteen.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Conscientious objection Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Dargaville, New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Platform Thirteen

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.

Frederick Smith. Image courtesy of Berry & Co Photographers, 1917. Te Papa Collection
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Heritage trails, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, historians, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Creating a new play about young Aussies and Kiwis visiting Gallipoli on the night before Anzac Day. What is it that attracts them?

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka

The Graduate Choir NZ, under its conductor Terence Maskell, presents a programme of choral music in the Auckland War Memorial Museum's Sanctuary on 4 August 2014 at 7.30 pm. 

Topics: Music, Events, Performing Arts, Lottery Grant Recipients, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A choral music concert held on Friday 25 April 2014, 5.00pm, at the Auckland Town Hall.

Topics: Music, Performing Arts, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Classical Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Choral

Commemorate Anzac Day 2014 with friends and family at the Otago Museum. Enjoy toe-tapping, First World War-inspired entertainment followed by a cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit or two.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: Families, local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Education, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre, August 14 Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Manukau, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Palmerston North

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War with works by Ravel and Vaughan Williams which evoke feelings of pain and loss, as well as peace. 29 March 2014, Dunedin Town Hall.

Topics: Performing Arts, Music, Events, Classical Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Southern Sinfonia

Music for the 2014 season, influenced by acts of human violence throughout history; each a moving tribute to our humanity. Features Górecki’s sorrowful 3rd symphony. 2-3 May 2014.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Music, Events, Performing Arts, Classical Music Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Tertiary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Wellington

A concert held on Anzac Day (Friday 25 April 2014, 2.30 pm) in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, featuring the premiere performance of  "A Call to Arms", composed by David Hamilton.

Detail from Anzac reflections poster
Topics: Music, Events, Anzac Day 2014, Performing Arts, Classical Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

In commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, Crows Feet Dance Collective presents a full-length work to Karl Jenkins famous evocative score The Armed Man. April 2014.

Topics: Performing Arts, Theatre, Events, dance, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Otaki, New Zealand, Upper Hutt

The great adventure: music and moving image from the front, at The Film Archive, Friday 7 March 2014, 1.15 pm.

The New Zealand Field Artillery in France (1918)
Topics: Events, Film, Chris Pugsley Audience: General Located in: Wellington

Centrepoint Theatre premieres The War Artist, a play based on the painting "Burial Party at Bellevue near Solesme" by war artist George Butler. On from 15 March-12 April 2014.

"Burial Party at Bellevue near Solesme" by George Butler, one of New Zealand's official war artists.
Topics: Events, Theatre, Performing Arts Audience: secondary students, General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by: Centrepoint Theatre

Reflection is a 20 minute site-specific performance to be held at Memorial Park, Otaki on 12-13 April 2014. This park contains one of the Cenotaphs in Otaki which will be a focus of the work.

Topics: Events, Performing Arts, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Jamie Bull

The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Performing Arts, Theatre, Chunuk Bair Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Families, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Theatre Company

Women at the Front (working title) is a new international theatre collaboration for WW100 between Ake Ake Theatre Company NZ and Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (Dah Teatar) Serbia. Funded by Creative NZ.

Topics: Theatre, Medical care, Women in wartime, Events, October 14 Audience: Teachers, Students, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Europe - other, Dunedin

The APO present a concert created by four composers who have produced new music in response to letters (held at Auckland Museum) written by NZ soldiers during the First World War. 25 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, Performing Arts, Classical Music Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Taupo Choral Society wish to perform a community concert with all music groups in Taupo to commemorate the First World War Centenary. At the Great Lake Centre Oct/Nov 2014. 

Taupo Choral Society
Topics: Community contribution, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Choral Society

Enjoy music and poetry in a concert that commemorates the centenary of the First World War. 24 July 2014, Auckland Town Hall.

Topics: Events, Classical Music, Music Audience: Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.

Topics: Music, Events, Maori, Classical Music, Performing Arts Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt will be performed at Riverlea Theatre, Riverlea Road, Hamilton from April 25 to May 1 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatre, Anzac Day 2015, Performing Arts, Chunuk Bair Audience: Students, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton Playbox